Judson ISD

Entries for month: May 2019

Judson Student Gets Award And Donates Learning Tool

Francisco Cruz with Quincy R. Boyd of the Harvard Club of San Antonio

Francisco Cruz is looking forward to his senior year at Judson, but he's already getting interest from colleges and universities. He was recently presented with the Harvard Prize Book by Quincy R. Boyd, a Judson grad and Harvard Alumnus. The recognition goes to high school juniors who demonstrate attributes that the school fosters in its students. Ms. Boyd is a member of the Harvard Club of San Antonio and was proud to present the award to Francisco. Congratulations to him for this recognition. 


Francisco with parents Francisco senior and Judson counselor JoAnne Cruz (also Francisco's Mom), Counselor Cynthia Cortez, and Director of Guidance and Counseling Monica Garcia and JISD Board Secretary Jose Macias

Francisco also presented to the district's dyslexia department 60 creations of what he calls "whisper phones." Made of PVC pipe, these phone-looking gizmos are based on something that he says he used when he was having trouble reading in elementary school. You just bring it up to your ear and mouth and whisper what you are reading. It amplifies the voice into your ear so you don't have to speak loudly, but you can hear yourself well enough for self-correction. He says it helped him tremendously to deal with his dyslexia and now is a confident and fluent reader. He felt so strongly about it that he made 60 of them to be donated to campuses as part of an Eagle Scout project. It shows character when you can emerge from a struggle to learn lessons to help others. Thank you. 

Francisco demonstrating how the "whisper phone" works. 



Code-A-Thon: Learning The Code For The Future

High tech skills in the coming decades will fetch many opportunities and salaries. It is the way of the future in many respects and our JISD middle school students really got into a big part of it…coding. Coding is the language of technology development and will be the foundation of many innovations in the coming years. The Code-A-Thon was a special initiative at the middle school level that sought to involve students in the Learning.com Coding Challenge. This challenge was geared to increase the critical thinking skills of kids and give them a competitive edge in the technology future that will continue to keep our global society connected.
Hundreds of students participated at our middle schools and many of them earned the maximum number of stars indicating they mastered all the program’s challenges. Even those students who didn’t reach that level, gained some valuable experience and instruction in coding.



Kitty Hawk MS: Had a 34 percent participation rate with 28 students earning max stars. 
Kirby MS: Had a 10 percent participation rate with 17 students earning max stars. 
Woodlake Hills MS: Had a 23 percent participation rate with 9 students earning max stars. 
Metzger MS: Had a 29 percent participation rate with 34 students earning max stars. 
Judson MS: Had 5 percent participation with 6 students earning max stars.

Summer Food Program In Judson ISD

Summer has begun and the fun is on! If you're looking for a place for your child to eat breakfast and/or lunch, Judson ISD has again organized a Summer Food Program for 2019. Please see the details and locations below. 

Judson ISD Media Release – Summer Food Service Program 2019
Open Sites
Judson ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 and under without charge and are the same for all children regardless of  race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:  
Wagner High School
3000 N. Foster Road, San Antonio, TX   78244
June 5 – June 27, 2019(M-Th): Breakfast 7:15--8:15 am; Lunch 11:00 am--1:00 pm 
Woodlake Hills Middle School
6625 Woodlake Parkway, San Antonio, TX   78244
June 5– July 25, 2019(M-Th): Breakfast 7:15–8:15 am; Lunch 11:00 am –12:55 pm
Copperfield Elementary School
7595 E. Loop 1604 N., Converse, TX   78109
June 3 – July 26, 2019(M-F): Breakfast 6:30-8:00 am; Lunch 11:00 am-12:30 pm 
Paschall Elementary School
6351 Lakeview Drive, San Antonio, TX   78244 
June 3 – July 26, 2019(M-F):  Breakfast 6:30-8:00 am; Lunch 11:00 am-12:00 pm 
Judson High School
9142 FM 78, Converse, TX    78109
June 7– July 2, 2019(M-F):  Breakfast 7:30-8:00 am; Lunch 11:00 am -12:30 pm 
*All locations closed Thursday July 4, 2019
**Locations, dates and times are all subject to change without advanced notice
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov
It is the policy of Judson Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or other legally protected status in its programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources. 8012 Shin Oak. Live Oak, TX. 78233. (210) 945-5608


When Are STAAR Test Results Available?

Wanting to know when you can see your child's STAAR test results? STAAR Results for grade 3-8 will be available in the Student Portal on June 12.  CLICK HERE  to access STAAR results and other resources that can support summer learning at home.  Results for STAAR End of Course (EOC) assessments, as well as TELPAS and STAAR Alternate, are already available in the Student Portal.  Please refer to the directions on how to log in.  For assistance during the summer, please contact the Testing and Accountability Office at 210-945-5336.  



Veterans Cyber Security Students Take Big Step

In order to prepare students for college and careers, the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department provides multiple opportunities to our students. When they take steps to better themselves for a career, it's exciting Recently, 12 CTE students who are enrolled in the CyberSecurity pathway at Veterans Memorial High School (five seniors and seven juniors) recently challenged themselves to take a rigorous industry-recognized certification, CompTIA in IT Fundamentals. We are proud of these students and this first ever step in the program.